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Chill Out

The KLF - Chill Out
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1990 Ratings: #5 / 320
User Score
Based on 212 ratings
1990 Ratings: #14
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Throughout, Drummond and Cauty display an instinctive talent for wallpaper music that's truly diverting, making Chill Out one of the essential ambient albums.

90
Sputnikmusic
Supposedly the album is meant to portray a journey from Texas to Louisiana, and so it is: the album transmits the delirious feeling of a thirty-hour car ride, as felt in that special sensory area between sleep and brainless acceptance of random stimuli.
89
Pitchfork

Far from the gonzo antics and heavy-handed satire of the KLF’s early work, Chill Out is subtle, hypnotic, and mysterious, with nary a shred of smugness or snark.

HoodieBraden
90

Now, this is ambiance if I've ever heard it. And out of all the ambient projects I've listened to, this may be the best. It succeeds in creating its own original atmosphere and world that is so unique to any other musical project of its kind. What's so unique about this project is that it doesn't solely rely on actual musical elements to create its atmosphere, but rather utilizes a combination of subtle musical echoes and snippets of reality. By "reality", I mean sounds of speeding ... read more

MySoftBulletin
100

listen closely, there is something to be heard where words are not spoken

YessYessYessYes
100

Throughout the course of almost 2 years, I have written over 700 reviews, yet I’ve never been at such a loss of words once finishing The KLF’s Chill Out.

Chill Out was made 30 years ago, yet the album is easily one of the most amazing, transcendental, and brilliant albums I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. The musical journey that is embarked upon is so unique and unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Every song is so overwhelmingly emotional and peaceful, yet I ... read more

shogun_reviews
87

Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border 90

Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast 95

Six Hours To Louisiana, Black Coffee Going Cold 87

Dream Time In Lake Jackson 84

Madrugada Eterna 95

Justified And Ancient Seems A Long Time Ago 87

Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul 86

3am Somewhere Out Of Beaumont 95

Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard 96

Trancentral Lost In My Mind 87

The Lights Of Baton Rouge Pass By 88

A Melody From A Past Life Keeps Pulling Me ... read more

Vultrax
100

So beautiful.

FridaySpirit
70

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Track List

  1. Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border
  2. Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast
  3. Six Hours To Louisiana, Black Coffee Going Cold
  4. Dream Time In Lake Jackson
  5. Madrugada Eterna
  6. Justified And Ancient Seems A Long Time Ago
  7. Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul
  8. 3am Somewhere Out Of Beaumont
  9. Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard
  10. Trancentral Lost In My Mind
  11. The Lights Of Baton Rouge Pass By
  12. A Melody From A Past Life Keeps Pulling Me Back
  13. Rock Radio Into The Nineties And Beyond
  14. Alone Again With The Dawn Coming Up
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Added on: August 24, 2013